Animal Care Attendant - 211 Abbotsford

34312 Industrial Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M6, Canada Req #1524
Friday, October 8, 2021
POSITION: Animal Care Attendant 
TYPE: Permanent; Full-Time (35 hours per week)
SHIFT: From Tuesday to Saturday (9.00 A.M – 5.00 P.M.)
LOCATION: Abbotsford Community Animal Centre
WAGE: $18.08 per hour
CLOSING DATE: October 22nd, 2021 (Midnight EST)

We welcome diversity, value differences, and foster inclusion in our employment practices.  We invite applications from all qualified individuals who are philosophically aligned with our mission and guiding principles.

The BC SPCA Abbotsford Community Animal Centre is seeking a permanent, full-time Animal Care Attendant. The successful candidate must work from Tuesday to Saturdays every week.

You are an energetic team player who will participate in all animal care duties and ensure that optimal levels of care are administered to the animals based on the Five Freedoms. You have experience in customer relations and previous experience in animal husbandry.  You care deeply about animals and uphold the highest animal care standards. Under the direction of the Branch Manager your passion and experience with animals will assist you:

To maintain the entire physical plant in a clean, sanitary, and efficient manner on an ongoing basis and in a collaborative manner

To ensure kennels, runs, and cat cages are kept in a manner that is best suited for the animal’s health and welfare as per the ShelterSense protocols

To monitor the health and welfare of the animals through the maintenance of up-to-date kennel cards, recording information on whiteboard and daily logs, and completing daily welfare sheets

To maintain animals on a proper diet ensuring daily feeding, watering, exercise, and enrichment

To perform general bathing and grooming of animals

To treat animals humanely, with compassion and concern, and in a manner consistent with the BC SPCA’s five freedoms

To perform other duties as assigned

To succeed in this role, you have:

High school diploma or equivalent

Valid Class 5 BC Drivers’ License in good standing

Strong desire to provide excellent customer service skills: patience, professional, positive attitude, attention to detail, adaptability

Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

Resourceful team player who excels at building trusting relationships with colleagues, customers and volunteers

Highly motivated self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision

A sound knowledge of animals, their breeds, characteristics and common diseases 

Previous kennel or animal care experience considered an asset

Demonstrable interest in all aspects of animal welfare

Philosophical harmony with the mission, vision and strategic direction of the BC SPCA

Previous animal control, welfare or enforcement experience an asset

Position is physically demanding and includes heavy lifting, pushing and pulling which requires an individual with the ability to maintain a level of fitness and endurance to fulfill the required duties

Familiar with working in a union environment

Computer experience: Windows, Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)

The animals in our care require attention seven days a week, must be flexible and able to work weekdays, weekends and statutory holidays

How to apply:

If you would like to be a part of our Abbotsford team and are legally entitled to work in Canada, we would like to hear from you. Click on apply now or use the link to apply:

We thank you for your interest in the BC SPCA, however; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.  

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $18.08
  • Required Education High School
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  • 34312 Industrial Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 7M6, Canada